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What is a stash? And should I “bust” it?

What is a stash? And should I “bust” it?

Hopefully if you are following along with this blog you are interested in the question what exactly is a stash? I am not referring to the facial hair of a 70’s or 80’s television actor 😊. Besides we aren’t old enough to know who those would be (are we? I definitely...

Things I Have Learned While Weaving

Things I Have Learned While Weaving

I will not say that weaving came naturally to me. But I always enjoyed it and have been doing it for over 30 years.  My sister is a fantastic painter. She was always creative too. She used to sing and do theatre. But she really began painting as an adult. I am so...

Top 3 Gift ideas!

Top 3 Gift ideas!

Sometimes it’s hard to find ideas to give someone you love especially right now when it’s difficult to do shopping. Online shopping has exploded understandably. Here’s some ideas in case you’re still looking for a gift idea. One of a Kind Gifts for Anyone Kitchen...

Craft Shows – Covid Style

Craft Shows – Covid Style

This my friends was the year! The year of my first foray into a full-fledged weaving business and I had 5 craft shows lined up. They were all juried shows, so I felt pretty excited to have been allowed in! But as well all know 2020 had other plans. So what is a craft...

The Humble Tea Towel

The Humble Tea Towel

I am a weaver. I make handwoven goods and for most of my 30+ years I have woven scarves and the odd blanket and baby wrap. I wove my first tea towel about 10 years ago as a guild challenge. Then promptly didn’t weave another for another 5 years. It’s not that I don’t...

Weaving a Story

Weaving a Story

Facebook can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a huge time suck but let’s stick with the positive for now, shall we? Several months ago a fantastic weaver named Anastasia Azure (https://www.anastasiaazure.com/) posted on a weaving FB group that she was looking for...

Is There Creativity In Your Life?

Is There Creativity In Your Life?

Creativity is a funny thing. In a recent zoom call someone asked where we found creativity in our lives outside of our weaving. Think about that for a minute dear reader. Was it tricky to find an answer? I have to admit that it was not difficult for me to answer but...

Covid-19 update

Covid-19 update

Are you tired of that phrase yet? It has been 4 months after all. Some of us are tired of isolation and lack of activity and some of us are glad the world finally slowed down to our comfortable pace. Either way you look at it, we still have some time to go in this...

Anatomy of a Face Mask

Anatomy of a Face Mask

The Facemask. Aka: Face Covering. Everyone’s new fashion accessory. In these Covid-19 days it is important to stay safe and keep others safe. According to the latest science our best defense is to wear a facemask. If you live in Canada as I do, specifically parts of...

Equipment in the time of Covid-19

Equipment in the time of Covid-19

Recently my sewing machine has been acting up. It has a computer on board – doesn’t everything these days? It isn’t acting up in the “Machines are rising up to take over the world” sort of way, thankfully. More in the “You want me to do what?” sort of way. Many years...